Peaberries come about when the coffee cherry doesn't fully develop the normal two flat-sided beans, but instead produces a single oval coffee bean. While these beans are sometimes mixed in with the rest of the 'normal' crop, we get these carefully selected peaberry beans from Tanzania. While there is some debate on whether these special little beans are of a higher quality than their more common counterparts, there is no denying that they bring something distinct and special! The beans are not as acidic as most African coffees, but are still full-bodied and complex.
Full body, light bitterness, tangy & sweet.
Tanzania is the 2nd largest economy in East Africa, yet its reliance on agricultural exports, like coffee, contributes to its economic instability. For the last 30 years the Tanzanian coffee industry lagged as other regions surged ahead with more marketing dollars and efforts to promote their coffees. In an effort to reclaim their name in the world coffee markets, farmers are getting organized and planting new varieties like the Kent, the Pacamara, and the Geisha, all coffees with rich backgrounds and tastes. These varieties are adding a good complexity and flavor to Tanzanian coffee that is only seen in select farms and regions, like Ngila, where we get our coffee from.